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Wildlife

Five Reasons Wildlife Appreciate National Forests

Did you know our National Forests are home to more than 3,000 species of wildlife? Not only do our National Forests provide fresh water, clean air, and places to play, they are critical for the thousands of wild animals that live in the United States. Last year we featured a few reasons why we are thankful for National Forests. This year we imagined a few things animals might say if they were asked the same question.

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Looking back at 2015 – Bison make their way to Midewin

As 2016 starts afresh and we look forward to the New Year, it’s also fun to reminisce about memories from the last twelve months. Among the milestones, one is especially memorable. 2015 was the year that the NFF, U.S. Forest Service, and many partners worked together to bring a small herd of bison to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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Counting Raptors Flying High in the Sky Over the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

There is little more thrilling than standing on the top of a mountain cliff and watching a golden eagle soar past you, followed by sharp shinned hawks zipping by and, if you are really lucky, a rough-legged hawk hovering overhead, wearily looking for prey on its long migration from Alaska. Last week, when I visited the Chelan Ridge Raptor Migration Project, that’s exactly how lucky I was.

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Five Things I Learned While Mapping Rattlesnake Dens

To gauge the overall health of an ecosystem, managers often target one particular species, and native snakes are one species managers rely on. For much of the country that includes one or more of the 32 species of rattlesnakes found in the United States.

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